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Around the World Backpackers provides a sanctuary from loud, large hostels. Around the World Backpackers Christchurch is a great place to meet people from all around the world! Kick back, relax and enjoy our accommodation.
We are located approx 10 min walk to the Christchurch City Centre where you can find Turanga library and Riverside Market. Approx. 20 min walk to Canterbury museum and the Botanical Gardens. For more information about local attractions, you can visit our local attractions & activities page.
We have 36 beds made up of 4 bed dorm rooms, doubles and twins. All mattresses are inner sprung and facilities are shared.

Book with us directly through our website & pay the lowest possible rate advertised.
Check out our facilities

We are a small hostel with shared facilities. Our rooms & rates are based on a nightly rate per person per bed & include linen (duvet, sheets, pillow and pillow case). Prices are in NZD$ and inclusive of GST (tax).

Check ins after 4.00pm will be emailed arrival instructions.

We have an outdoor area with a garden, picnic tables, and hammocks. Inside you can enjoy our book exchange in the computer room.

A family must book the whole dorm to them selves if the children are under 17 years of age. This means paying for all beds that are not used in that dorm. We do not allow 16 years and under to share the dorms with other guests. We highly recommend booking your family into our private rooms.

We cannot guarantee that guests from a group booking will be in the same room or any booking will be in the same room for the duration of the stay, but we do our best to keep everyone together. At the time of booking we charge the credit card for the first night – this confirms the booking.

We will fully refund if you cancel your booking 48 hours prior to your arrival. A no show will be charged balance of 1 night or 50% of entire booking whichever is the greater. Please read the rest of our hostel policies.

Parking in our off street parking is very limited & not guaranteed. On-street parking is also available. Do not leave valuables in your car and keep it locked.  Security cameras are located throughout the hostel and in the car park.  We have a bike shed that everyone is welcome to use; do not leave bikes unlocked.

Here’s What We Provide
  • Laundry facilities – $4 per wash $4 per dryer
  • Printing – 20c per page or 50c per colour
  • Outdoor area with picnic tables
  • WIFI throughout the hostel & garden
  • Computers available 24/7
  • National and NZ mobile calls from guest phone
  • Limited off street parking
  • Hair dryers and hair straighteners
  • Free food space
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I liked their own style of the hostel. It has a backyard, a TV room very nice, but the computer room with a small library was the best part in my opinion. The rooms are good too. Each bed has their own light attached to the wall and a pocket where you can save your belongings.

New Zealand

The staff are super helpful & amazing. The location is quite good, walking distance to city centre & many tourist attractions as well. Definitely recommend for solo travelers. Thanks.

United Kingdom

Friendly people, meet backpackers from around the world and big kitchen area to cook and congregate, well kept, safe.